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DRAFT 2018 Joint MS4 Permit Annual Report available for Public Comment. Comments Due: May 18.

DRAFT Joint Annual Report – Reporting Period March, 2017 to March, 2018 

By June 1, regulated MS4/municipalities must file with NYSDEC an Annual Report which describes progress over the past year implementing requirements named in the MS4 Stormwater Permit. As required by the Permit, prior to finalizing the report, a DRAFT Annual Report is made available for public comment.

Public comments regarding the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County DRAFT Joint Annual Report can be submitted using the Coalition website, by email, phone call, and by contacting local municipal stormwater staff (see Member pages).  The Public Comment period ends May 18, 2018 4pm.  The FINAL Joint Annual Report will be posted after June 1.

Set 1 DRAFT Coalition Joint Annual Report for Reporting Period Ending March 9, 2018 (Includes individual MS4 Reports for Albany County, University at Albany – SUNY, City of Albany, and Town of Bethlehem)

Set 2 DRAFT Coalition Joint Annual Report for Reporting Period Ending March 9. 2018 (Includes individual MS4 Reports for the City of Cohoes, Town of Colonie, Village of Colonie, and Village of Green Island)

Set 3 DRAFT Coalition Joint Annual Report for Reporting Period Ending March 9, 2018 (Includes individual MS4 Reports for the Town of Guilderland, Village of Menands, Town of New Scotland, and City of Watervliet)

The Annual Report itself is a standardized form developed by NYSDEC which can be explained in further detail upon request. For more detailed information regarding individual and Coalition program activities and goals, go to the Coalition website: Plan and Program.

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Coalition Board Meeting – March 16, 2018 Public welcome!

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Director’s meeting is Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Town of Colonie, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Rd, Latham, NY 12110, 8:30am to 10:00am. For more information, contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com.

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Coalition Board Meeting – January 19, 2018 Public welcome!

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Director’s meeting is Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Town of Colonie, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Rd, Latham, NY 12110, 8:30am to 10:o0am. For more information, contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com.

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November 14 Erosion and Sediment Control 4 Hr Training – Building Industry Center, Albany, NY

A NYSDEC 4 Hour Erosion and Sediment Control Construction Activity Training presented by David Mosher, CPESC is scheduled for November 14, 2017, 8:00am to 12:00pm, at the Building Industry Center, 6 Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12205. See flyer and registration form for program details.

This event is organized by the Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District (ACSWCD), with the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County a co-sponsor along with the Associated General Contractors of NYS, Eastern Contractors Association, Inc., and the Northeastern Subcontractors Association.

This training pertains to requirements detailed in the NYSDEC SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity.

 

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October 26, 2017 Coalition Board Meeting – Public Welcome!

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Director’s is meeting Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Albany County Department of Health Building Basement, 175 Green Street, Albany, NY 12202, 8:30am to 9:o0am. For more information, contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com.

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September 15, 2017 Coalition Board Meeting – Public Welcome!

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Director’s is meeting Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Town of Colonie, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Rd, Latham, NY 12110, 8:30am to 10:o0am. For more information, contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com.

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Stormwater Coalition Job Opening! Applications due September 15, 2017

The Stormwater Coalition of Albany County has one vacancy for the position of Stormwater Program Technician Assistant. See flyer and application materials. This is a grant funded 40 hr/wk position with benefits, salary competitive, contingent on experience. The work will focus on mapping stormwater infrastructure owned and operated by regulated municipalities and completing a variety of other mapping tasks. Training provided as needed. Some academic coursework required, however work experience, an ability to work with others, and a commitment to protecting and improving water quality is highly valued.  APPLICATIONS DUE: September 15, 2017.

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Sign up today for August stream monitoring!

Get Your Feet Wet! The Stormwater Coalition is sponsoring three WAVE stream monitoring events in Albany County. Here are the dates: Monday, August 7 (Krumkill watershed); August 10 (Shaker-Ann Lee watershed); and August 15 (Patroon-Sand Creek watershed). No experience necessary!

Local WAVE coordinators from the Coalition provide equipment, train volunteers, and share the results once the monitoring is completed. Start time will depend on volunteer availability and weather, either 1pm to 5pm (afternoon) or ~4pm to 8pm (early evening).

If interested, sign up today for a particular date and time (afternoon and/or evening) by contacting: swcoalition@albanycounty.com or 518-446-5645. The Coalition coordinator will explain where to meet, at what time, and what to bring.

See flyer for more information about the Stormwater Coalition and NYSDEC WAVE program. The WAVE data collected is valued and the experience is unforgettable!

Sign up today!

 

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July 14 Coalition Board Meeting – Public Welcome!

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Director’s is meeting Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Town of Colonie, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Rd, Latham, NY 12110, 8:30am to 10:30am. For more information, contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com.

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Free webcast! Making Urban Trees Count June 21, 2017


The live, free webcast titled, “Making Urban Trees Count” is Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 1pm to 2:30pm, at the Town of Colonie, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY. If you’d like to attend, please call or e-mail to reserve a seat: swcoalition@albanycounty.com or 447-5645.

From the Center for Watershed Protection website: “The water quality benefits of forests are widely accepted, yet very few studies have successfully quantified the runoff and pollutant-reducing impacts of trees in the urban landscape. Using everything from individual street trees up to small patches of forest as a stormwater best management practice (BMP) is hampered by this uncertainty of how to “credit” urban trees for runoff and pollutant load reduction. This webcast will review the available stormwater crediting systems for urban tree planting and will present a new crediting system that includes a design specification for urban tree planting that can be integrated into state and local compliance  systems for stormwater management, TMDLs and other water quality requirements.”

This Center for Watershed Protection webcast was purchased by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County as part of their public education and outreach program. See flyer for details. For information about other Center for Watershed Protection webcasts go to the Center’s website.

 

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